Intern, St. Clare’s Medical Outreach Center

Major: SOCY

Class Year: 2024





What was a typical week like in your internship position?

Throughout the two week period of my internship, I performed check-ups and literacy tests with non-English speaking patients. Many of these patients received medication so the center wanted to test the English or Spanish literacy of the patient to best provide information regarding their medication. Additionally, I created pop-up classes in Spanish about staying healthy over the summer while the patients wait for their appointments in the waiting room. Finally I called various companies, organizations, and centers to organize English and Spanish medical resource pages.



What do you enjoy most about your current position?

Being an intern, there will be many moments of discomfort, but I like to frame these moments of discomfort as growth!



How did you locate your internship position?

I found this internship opportunity through my high school.



Advice for students:

Don’t be afraid to get uncomfortable because that’s how you know you are learning and improving. I'm hardly a fluent Spanish speaker and was extremely nervous to speak the language in front of the patients in fear of messing up or offending their culture. However, I realized that the act of trying is better than nothing at all. Plus, I always explained that I was a student still learning and open to any help or suggestions as I spoke!